Rugby Union

Tue 21 May 2019

Rugby players' association announces 'faith review'

Rugby players' association announces 'faith review'

The rugby players’ union has announced plans for a “faith and beliefs” review in a first step to extinguish fears of a Polynesian player boycott

All Black accused of inappropriately touching woman

All Black accused of inappropriately touching woman

A Cape Town woman has accused All Blacks and Crusaders playmaker Richie Mo'unga of inappropriately touching her and earlier spitting beer at her and her friends

Crusaders accused of homophobic slur in Cape Town

Crusaders accused of homophobic slur in Cape Town

The Crusaders say they can't believe an innocent late-night exchange in Cape Town has ended in accusations of homophobia, which they continue to refute

Wallabies great George Smith retires from the game at 38

Wallabies great George Smith retires from the game at 38

Former Wallabies flanker George Smith has retired from rugby, ending a career notable for its quality and longevity

Mon 20 May 2019

Folau silent as appeal window slams shut

Folau silent as appeal window slams shut

ISRAEL Folau has failed to even contact Rugby Australia during his 72-hour appeal window, forcing the governing body to take immediate action.

Shock Folau revelation as D-Day looms

Shock Folau revelation as D-Day looms

Israel Folau is running out of time to launch his appeal to Rugby Australia’s termination, but the star may be right where he wants to be.

Sun 19 May 2019

Folau appeal hits major setback

Folau appeal hits major setback

Israel Folau’s legal challenge against his Rugby Australia termination is already off to a shaky start as Raelene Castle unloaded.

Sat 18 May 2019

Israel Folau hits back with Insta post after sacking

Israel Folau hits back with Insta post after sacking

An understandably gutted Israel Folau has issued a parting jab at Rugby Australia shortly after his official axing from the Wallabies.

Thu 16 May 2019

Back from a broken neck: All Blacks star’s remarkable return

Back from a broken neck: All Blacks star’s remarkable return

Flanker Sam Cane’s remarkable bid to resume his All Blacks career begins this weekend when he returns to rugby seven months after breaking his neck

Revealed: 11th-hour bungle created Folau mess

Revealed: 11th-hour bungle created Folau mess

Fresh details have emerged of Rugby Australia’s mishandling of Israel Folau’s contract, as the cross-code star awaits a decision on his future

Wed 15 May 2019

Folau’s cryptic message on verdict D-Day

Folau’s cryptic message on verdict D-Day

Israel Folau has sent a cryptic message by deleting his Instagram profile picture just hours out from his reported contract termination D-Day

Tue 14 May 2019

Relationship breakdown in Folau mess

Relationship breakdown in Folau mess

The casualties of Israel Folau’s saga keep mounting as a key relationship looks to have broken down in the wake of his social media scandal

Coalition matches Labor's promise on Ballymore redevelopment

Coalition matches Labor's promise on Ballymore redevelopment

A $35 million upgrade of Brisbane rugby stronghold Ballymore firmed after the Federal Government matched Labor's election promise on Tuesday

Mon 13 May 2019

‘God spoke to me’: Folau explains

‘God spoke to me’: Folau explains

Israel Folau has opened up for the first time since his code of conduct hearing, detailing how he rejected temptation and the work of Satan.

Sat 11 May 2019

All Black fires shot in Folau war

All Black fires shot in Folau war

An All Blacks star has blasted a claim that Rugby Australia should sack all Pacific Islanders in the wake of the Israel Folau storm

Rebels kick clear at top but may lose concussed Cooper

Rebels kick clear at top but may lose concussed Cooper

Getting separation from their Australian conference rivals took some doing for the Melbourne Rebels in their local derby win over the Queensland Reds

Fri 10 May 2019

21kgs in 18 months: shredded Skelton’s World Cup sacrifice

21kgs in 18 months: shredded Skelton’s World Cup sacrifice

Wallabies lock Will Skelton admits turning his back on a crack at the Rugby World Cup to re-sign with Saracens has been the toughest decision of his career

Thu 9 May 2019

Wallabies star shuts down Alan Jones

Wallabies star shuts down Alan Jones

Former Wallabies star Clyde Rathbone says Israel Folau is “extremely ignorant” and has shut down Alan Jones after the broadcaster’s on-air spray.

Wed 8 May 2019

Disputed claim at heart of Folau storm

Disputed claim at heart of Folau storm

After Israel Folau was found guilty of breaching his contract, he has privately raised concerns about a claim from Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle.

Tue 7 May 2019

Tahs urge RA to settle as Folau hearing drags on

Tahs urge RA to settle as Folau hearing drags on

As Israel Folau’s Code of Conduct hearing begins its third day, the Waratahs have called for the case to be resolved “quickly”.

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